Host a clothing drive

Coordinate a clothing drive or event at work or home to benefit Second Chances.

Do you work for a company or belong to a congregation, organization, or social group that would appreciate the opportunity to support other community members? Are you hosting any kind of gathering - book club meeting, wedding, birthday, or anniversary party?

Then why not include a clothing drive to benefit Second Chances? Ask your colleagues, neighbors, guests, or members to bring their used clothing and/or financial contributions.

Second Chances can provide you with a marketing tool kit including a special webpage with your logo and a poster you can print with information about our work, what donations we accept, and how donors should package their donations. For larger events, we can pick up from you after the event and possibly even stop by your event to talk about our work.

Please read first: Clothing drive information and tips (click here for a downloadable PDF) »

Sample poster for clothing drive: Click here to download a Word document you can customize or get in touch and we'll create a poster for you.

Additional posters to mark where you'd like donations dropped off:

Interested in getting started or still have questions? Please email us at clothingdrives @ (close the spaces) for more information.

Host one of our donation bins

Do you work for, own, or know the owner of a Cambridge or Somerville (or nearby) business or organization that has some indoor or outdoor space and might be interested in hosting one of our clothing donation bins? Please introduce us!

Our new outdoor 58" x 46" x 76" donation bins are decorated with art that reflects our work and our shared community. We also have smaller bins that would work well in a garage, trash/recycling room, loading dock, or similar area.

The donation bins make it easy for community members to recycle their used clothing to benefit members of our community. They promote a positive, environmentally conscious, and philanthropic image for the host business or organization. Second Chances carefully maintains the bins with multiple pickups each week. If you have a good location for a clothing donation bin, please let us know - we'd be thrilled to talk with you.

Learn more about hosting a clothing donation bin (downloadable PDF) »

Questions? Contact us »

Bow Street Yoga

THANK YOU to Theresa and all the generous yogis at Bow Street Yoga for donating all this fabulous clothing for our clients!